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They wash your shirt in a normal washing machine using water and detergent.

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Wash the shirts in the washing machine, and then let the spin cycle wring most of the water out of the garment.

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Canada Goose Outlet Next you’ll want to iron the shirts. You don’t need to wait for the shirts to be completely dry to begin this step, but they should be mostly dry. Canada Goose Outlet

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While we don’t really recommend dry cleaning cotton dress shirts, some folks like to take their shirts to the cleaners and have them dry cleaned. canada goose outlet online uk While this cleaning method will certainly not damage the shirt and minimize shrinkage, it does have some downsides. The first is that it can be expensive usually over $5/shirt. Another is that water canada goose outlet trillium parka black soluble stains such as perspiration are not removed. Dry cleaning solvents contain very little to no water so perspiration canada goose outlet london uk based dirt can be left untouched. Washing dress shirts in water is better for removing water soluble dirt and stains from sweat. That said, if your dress shirt has an oil based stain on it you may have better luck getting it cleaned by a dry cleaner than in a washing machine.

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